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Nancy Hands Bar & Restaurant

#155 of 1,987 Restaurants in Dublin
#170 of 2,172 Places to Eat in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
North City Centre
Pub, Irish, International, European, Healthy
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30-32 Parkgate Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
353 1 6770149
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Nice and friendly pub with good service. Hade todays soup with my pint of Guinness and that was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Anders H
Bergvik, Gävleborgs Län, Sweden
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  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Bergvik, Gävleborgs Län, Sweden
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice and friendly pub with good service. Hade todays soup with my pint of Guinness and that was good.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably one of the best pubs around. Staff are so onto it, efficency is incredible, you are always met with a smile and never have to wait long for a drink. Brilliant spot to watch a match, and the food is really nice too. Definitely worth a visit.I believe their irish dancing night is a good one!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for food and drinks, quick service and nice eats. Gets busy at lunchtime. Would come again if around that way.

Thank Aishline
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here as part of a tour. There are many spaces here and they were easily able to accommodate our large group. They encourage you to look around and take pictures. It's ideal for tourists. You'll find the original staircase from Trinity College, for film buffs, you've seen it in "Educating Rita". Food is pretty standard pub fare,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bar was a few minutes walk from our hotel and we popped in for a drink on our first evening in Dublin. What a treat! We got a friendly welcome at the bar with quick service and an excellent pint of the black stuff. Our food came quickly and was very tasty. The pub has a great feel to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this place on the way from the zoo back to the tram. Nice old pub,good service.good beer. We had the pork wrap,plenty of fresh salad and pork,very fresh,good value for money ,greatly needed after walking round the zoo.

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Siena, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We were at Nancy Hands Bar & Restaurant for dinner and an authentic Irish show. Happens that we were grouped with 30 Aussies......what a HOOT! Dinner was good and the show was great.

Thank Ken L
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Stayed and the Ashling Hotel and tried to get into Ryan's down the street but they were totally booked. Ryan's manager suggested Nancy Hand's. Excellent choice. The pub was packed with locals. The restaurant offered a pretty full menu with typical bar food and also steaks, pasta, salads, etc. Good food, reasonable prices and excellent service.

Thank Jhende76
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

walking back from Dublin zoo (must see zoo ) stumbled upon this bar restaurant sat and had a drink and food what a lovely place food arrived quick and was lush

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

As we just had finished our trip to the zoo in Dublin and on our way back to the hotel, we had no intentions of eating at the Nancy Hands Pub. We just popped in for a short drink. As we watched the rugby game on the television and saw all the tempting foods being served, we decided to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30-32 Parkgate Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin>  > North City Centre
  • Neighborhood: North City Centre
  • Phone Number: 353 1 6770149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish, International, European, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene


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